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Agile games.

Making Agile serious fun.

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." With the words of Benjamin Franklin in mind, we want to share with you some of the activities we employ at Box UK to help explain the concepts at the heart of Agile.

Covering iterative development, planning processes and prioritisation, the games below communicate key information in an engaging and interactive way - making it more likely to stick. So have a play, and see what you can learn.

Battleships

Understand the concepts behind iterative development - and the benefits it can offer over up-front planning - using the well-known game of battleships.  

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(Based on Agile Battleships by Adaptagility.)

Retros Against Humanity

How can you make Agile project retrospectives an engaging and exciting exercise? Try our fun new format, which draws on the infamous party game Cards Against Humanity.

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(Original source: Cards Against Humanity. Variation created via Creative Commons license.)

Planning monopoly

Use monopoly money to bid on items in a product backlog, and see how a collaborative approach can get you closer to what you need.

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(Credit to Geoff Watts for his blog post, 'free market prioritisation'.)

Sinking ship

A ship full of famous faces has hit an iceberg, and only you can save them. But how do you choose who to rescue first? Find out with this game, and learn all about prioritisation in the process.

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(Hat tip to Paul Goddard and Geoff Watts for the original, 'celebrity prioritisation'.)

Embedding an Agile culture

Embedding an Agile culture

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You may be convinced of the benefits of Agile, but how can you bring the rest of your team on board with your plans to roll the approach out - importantly, ensuring that this happens in a way that’s both strategic and sustainable? Download the slides from our webinar "Embedding an Agile culture" to get the answers to these questions and more, and if you're interested in learning more, request a runthrough with a member of our team by emailing agile@boxuk.com.

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